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Restoration of Coastal Dunes

Series: Springer Series on Environmental Management

By: M Luisa Martínez(Editor), Patrick A Hesp(Editor), Juan B Gallego-Fernández(Editor)

485 pages, 40 colour & 76 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Nov 2012 | #201946 | ISBN-13: 9783642334443
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The continuously growing human population along the world's coasts will exacerbate the impact of human activities on all coastal environments. Restoration activities will therefore become increasingly important. In particular, sandy shores and coastal dunes will require significant restoration efforts because they are preferred sites for human settlement, industrial and urban development and tourism

With Restoration of Coastal Dunes experts in the field present a comprehensive review of restoration studies and activities, where 'successful' and 'failed' studies or approaches from around the world are contrasted and compared. A major asset Restoration of Coastal Dunes provides is a compendium of studies showing that coastal dune restoration has many definitions and thus leads to many different actions.

Restoration of Coastal Dunes addresses those with an interest in conservation ecology and biology, coastal dune dynamics and geomorphology, and coastal management who are seeking information on the different strategies for coastal dune restoration applied in different regions of the world. Finally, it will be a valuable resource for coastal scientists and planners, as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates and developers.


1 Coastal dunes: human impact and need for restoration M. L. Martinez, P.A. Hesp, and J.B. Gallego-Fernandez P

Part I Restoring Foredunes
2 Foredune Restoration in Urban Settings Karl F. Nordstrom and Nancy L. Jackson
3 Restoration of Coastal Foredunes, A Geomorphological Perspective: Examples from New York and from New Jersey, USA. Norbert P. Psuty and Tanya M. Silveira
4 Natural plant diversity development on a man-made dune system Peter Vestergaard
5 Restoration of Foredunes and Transgressive Dunefields - Case studies from New Zealand. Patrick A. Hesp and Michael J. Hilton
6 Foredune Restoration Before and After Hurricanes: Inevitable Destruction, Certain Reconstruction Rusty Feagin

Part II Restoring Inland Coastal Dunes: Dunefields and Wetslacks
7 Restoriation of Dune Mobility in The Netherlands Sebastiaan M. Arens, Quirinus L. Slings, Luc HWT Geelen and Harrie G.J.M. Van der Hagen
8 The impact of dune stabilisation on the conservation status of sand dune systems in Wales Peter Rhind, Rod Jones and Laurence Jones
9 Restoration of Andalusian coastal juniper woodlands J.C. Munoz-Reinoso, C. Saavedra Azqueta and I. Redondo Morales
10 Dune restoration over two decades at the Lanphere and Ma-le'l Dunes in northern California Andrea J. Pickart
11 Restoration of coastal sand dunes for conservation of biodiversity - the Israeli experience Pua Bar (Kutiel)
12 Passive recovery of Mediterranean coastal dunes following limitations to human trampling Alicia Teresa Rosario ACOSTA, Tommaso JUCKER, Irene PRISCO, Riccardo SANTORO
13 Restoration of dune ecosystems following mining in Madagascar and Namibia: contrasting restoration approaches adopted in regions of high and low human population density Roy A Lubke
14 The impacts on natural vegetation following the establishment of exotic Casuarina plantations Patricia Moreno-Casasola, M. Luisa Martinez, Gonzalo Castillo-Campos, and Adolfo Campos
15 Restoration of dune vegetation in the Netherlands. Ab Grootjans, Bikila W. Dullo, Annemieke Kooijman, Renee Bekker and Camiel Aggenbach
16 Interdune wetland restoration in central Veracruz Mexico: plant diversity recovery mediated by hydroperiod Hugo Lopez Rosas, Patricia Moreno-Casasola, Fabiola Lopez Barrera, Lorena E. Sanchez Higueredo, Veronica E. Espejel Gonzalez and Judith Vazquez

Part III The Costs of Coastal Dune Restoration and Ecosystem Services
17 The value of coastal sand dunes as a measure to plan an optimal policy for invasive plant species: the case of the Acacia saligna at the Nizzanim LTER Coastal Sand Dune Nature Reserve, Israel David Lehrer, Nir Becker and Pua Bar (Kutiel)
18 The Coasts and Their Coasts O. Perez-Maqueo, M.L. Martinez, D. Lithgow, G. Mendoza-Gonzalez, R.A. Feagin, J.B. Gallego-Fernandez

Part IV Conclusions
19 Multicriteria Analysis to implement actions leading to coastal dune restoration Debora Lithgow, M. Luisa Martinez and Juan B. Gallego-Fernandez
20 Coastal dune restoration: trends and perspectives M. Luisa Martinez, Patrick A.Hesp, Juan B. Gallego-Fernandez

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